RMS Titanic (46'' real life model with lights)
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Ever since I was a child I have been a huge Titanic and Lego enthusiast and this model was made especially for the centenary of the sinking.
It's made mostly from old '70s standard Lego bricks with the addition of some technic elements for the masts, moveable cranes and lower portholes - no fancy virtual software involved! She's built from scratch with rivets and hard work (i.e. sore fingers), just like the real thing.
LEGO definitely needs a Titanic set, and although they're probably never going to embrace the idea of a '70s retro set, this would still make a really great prototype on which to base their final design. Being a waterline model (as opposed to a full hull model) it's fun to play with and also more affordable, without compromising it being 'titanic'.
The RMS Titanic is one of the most beautiful and aesthetic ships to ever have sailed the seas, and my main focus with this model was to keep her dimensions right. So, given the scale and the bricks at my disposal, this explains for the omission of the C-deck portholes as well as the not rounded smokestacks; measuring 3 by 4 studs, they'd simply become either too small or too big. (Well, evidently that one was solved after all).
The model is build as an empty shell, making it very easy to install light inside to glow out through the windows and portholes at nighttime. A truly spectacular sight!
Welcome on board! Have a look around and feel free to comment and ask questions - hope you like it!
Steaming down Southampton Water - early afternoon, April 10th 1912. Click here
Here's a nice broadside view, giving an idea of the huge scale of this model.
The lights from inside is a unique feature to the design and in the picture above one can almost imagine the Titanic mid-Atlantic at her last sunset, as day turns to dusk.
The stern. By far the most difficult part of the ship to make look right. The picture on the left shows the 'double curve' more clearly - and the intricate arrangement of the numerous bricks used to create this illusion.
Another picture of the stern. This one in a more romantic light setting and with the old smokestacks. I know the wheel on the docking bridge is out of proportion, but I just couldn't help putting it there.
Once again she heads off towards the horizon, the deadly rendezvous - and into eternity.